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Literacy Footprints is a Guided Reading system designed for classroom teachers, intervention, ELL, Special Education teachers, and support staff who are teaching children to read and write. Each of the kits (kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth/sixth grade, and the Intervention Partner) contains sequenced, high-quality leveled texts in a variety of genres. Students will encounter traditional tales, realistic fiction, fantasy, and informational text. The lesson cards that accompany the books follow Jan Richardson’s “Next Step” lesson format (Richardson, 2009 and 2016.) Each lesson includes word study and phonics instruction based on The Next Step Forward in Word Study (Dufresne and Richardson 2019). Each kit also includes  component materials designed by Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne to consistently support teachers throughout the lessons. 

Literacy Footprints Intervention Partner is designed to work independently or alongside the guided reading classroom kits for grades K-6. The Intervention Partner Kit includes 186 titles ranging in level from A-N. The titles in this kit are not included in the grade level kits. The kit also includes 4 copies of each book as a take home version, 12 student tubs, 12 book bags, a teaching guide, lesson cards and many additional teaching resources.

Read the Literacy Footprints Intervention Partner White Paper here.

The Intervention Partner kit is designed to:

  • Accelerate the literacy achievement of students who are not achieving grade grade-level expectations in reading
  • Improve strategic processing
  • Increase phonemic and phonological awareness
  • Improve decoding skills
  • Deepen and expand comprehension
  • Provide students with increased opportunities to read and write
  • Monitor student progress
  • Connect intervention and classroom teachers’ instructions to help struggling learners consolidate new learning

    Intervention Partner Kit (Intervention Size) Includes:

    • 4 teaching copies each of 186 Titles
    • 4 take-home versions of 186 Titles
    • Book Labels For All Titles
    • Intervention Partner Teaching Guide
    • Intervention Partner Lesson Plans
    • Word Study Box Set
    • Comprehension Boxed Set
    • 6 Book Storage Tubs
    • 12 Student Book Tubs
    • Sight Word Boxed Set
    • Chart Cards
    • Prompting Guide Card Set
    • 12 Intervention Partner Writing Journals (Early)
    • 12 Intervention Partner Writing Journals (Intermediate)
    • 1 Lesson Timer
    • 8 Write-on Sleeves

      Intervention Partner Kit (Single Student) Includes: 

      • 1 copy each of 186 Titles
      • Book labels for all titles
      • Does not include lesson plans, teaching guide or any other additional components
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